Post Superbowl Facts

Little known facts about the days and week following the Superbowl. See if you can guess which one I made up without using Google.

  • Cell phone companies see a 17% spike in sales the week following the Superbowl due to phones being thrown at the floor in anger during the game. (Remote controls see a 8% spike in sales.)
  • Superbowl Sunday is the number one non-holiday day for spousal abuse.
  • The biggest return week for big screen TV’s is the week following Superbowl Sunday. The month before Superbowl Sunday is the biggest sales day for big screen TV’s including Christmas.
  • Plumbers report on average a 34% rise in home visits to unclog garbage disposals from the amount of chip and veggie dips thrown away at the end of the night.
  • Until 2007, fans at the Superbowl could watch the commercials on the jumbo trons. Now they get to see instant replays and local sponsors.
  • Most clothing vendors break even on Superbowl apparel. They manufacture hats, jerseys and t-shirts with both teams winning, then the Monday after ship out the winning teams merchandise and discard the other teams just to meet the demand by consumers.
  • The largest strain on public water works is half-time at the Superbowl when millions go to the bathroom at roughly the same time.
  • The #1 sold food product for home parties? Potato chips.
  • Coke and Pepsi actually outsell alcoholic beverages for the Superbowl.
  • The NFL earns on average $1.2 million a year from prosecuting bars, companies and other businesses airing NFL games without written consent.

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